How about another new book? As longtime readers know, I kinda like writing vampires. It’s a genre that’s fascinated me for a long time, so when I was offered the chance to be included in an anthology all about them, how could I not sink my teeth in? My own offering is a personal essay … More New Release: Vampire Musings
We’re back today with an interview with one of the authors in Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2! I had the pleasure to interview R.L. Merrill, so let’s get to it and see what she has to say about horror, writing, and her work! What’s your favorite part of the horror genre (or favorite subgenre)? … More HAGL2: An Interview with Horror Addict R.L. Merrill!
Today I’m excited to share an excerpt from my piece in Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2! This book is full of so many fun activities, insightful articles, and explorations of the genre. I’m thrilled to be included! Beyond my writing experience, it’s somewhat known that I spent many years working on haunted events. I … More #HorrorAddictsGuide Excerpt: Sewing the Strange
It’s my favorite time of year and one of my favorite holidays! Did you ever really wonder what Halloween was all about and why we have all the customs we do? Have I got a title for you. Silver Ravenwolf does a maginicent job of exploring the holiday. From its history to different cultural aspects, … More SJ Reads: Halloween by Silver Ravenwolf
I love a lot of manga because Japan seems to open itself to plotlines that we don’t always think up and play with concepts that we take for granted. Like growing up and living full lives. Come with me today as we explore the world of Ikigami… To inspire people to full lives as productive citizens, … More SJ Reads: Ikigami
I’ve been adding to my collection of manga reviews. All can be found at ismellsheep.com, and be sure to check that site out as a whole, too, for your book and geeky culture needs. My Neighbor Seki – a student just wants to get her work done, but the boy next to her goes above … More Updates – Manga Mania!
Just when I thought zombies were over and done, I stumble on a title that gets me really excited. If you want a little optimism and fun with your zombie apoc, have I got a title for you… Yuki, Kurumi, and Yuuri make up the School Living club, where they try to live at school … More SJ Reads: School-Live!
I love history and learning about different places, and if they’re creepy, so much the better this time of year. One book that’s caught my attention and made me keep returning to it is A Season With the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts by J.W. Ocker. The witch trials have always fascinated … More SJ Reads: A Season With the Witch
I have been up to a lot lately, so I thought I’d put my latest reviews here before I update those specific pages. Also, if you haven’t checked out the new look – I can now be found at http://www.selahjanel.com – slowly but surely, I’m getting things done! All these can be found at booksbyviolet.com … More Updates – New Graphic Novel Reviews!
It’s no secret that I love reading manga, and there are some amazing horror titles out there. Today I want to look at one of my favorite authors and one of his collections. This is a collection of stories by Junji Ito, all guaranteed to get under your skin. I loved Tomie and was haunted by that … More SJ Reads: Shiver by Junji Ito